Mark A. Lelle

About my work


Experience and Expertise

Mark has worked in many roles throughout his career. In addition to serving as evaluation manager at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Mark has experience as executive director, program planner, researcher, and practitioner. Mark also has extensive experience working with low income communities and communities of color.

Consultant in Evaluation and Planning

As Evaluation Manager at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Mark was responsible for capturing and communicating information for foundation staff, grantees, trustees, and other key stakeholders. Mark also participated in the design and management of many program initiatives, including People and Land, Managing Information with Rural America, and Food and Society. Mark co-authored the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Evaluation Handbook, which continues to be a valued resource in the worldwide evaluation community.

Mark has content expertise in philanthropy, community development, agriculture and natural resources, land use, education, service-learning, and the nonprofit sector. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Resource Development from Michigan State University. He has published extensively in the fields of evaluation, natural resources, and higher education.

Mark continues to provide state and national leadership to the nonprofit sector. He has served on the Centers for Disease Control National Expert Panel on Evaluation Guidance for Community-Based Organizations and on the boards of Michigan Habitat for Humanity, the Michigan Association for Evaluation, and the Nonprofit Alliance. He has conducted numerous strategic planning and evaluation workshops for the Environmental Grantmakers Association, New Jersey Health Initiatives, Grantmakers Evaluation Network, and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations.

Mark also teams up with other consultants on large projects that need diverse expertise.

Mark A. Lelle Bio version 2017-11-07.pdf

Full CV available upon request